'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood accused of two new felonies
Things continue to get worse for troubled "Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood.
On Monday, a judge issued a warrant for her arrest and she was taken into custody for allegedly violating the terms of her probation. She had pled guilty in June to two counts of felony domestic violence after MTV aired an episode during season two of "Teen Mom" in which she was seen repeatedly punching and slapping ex-fiance Gary Shirley, who is also the father of her daughter, Leah. Portwood was given a two-year suspended sentence and placed and two years of probation in the case.
On Friday, she appeared in a Madison County, Ind., court from jail via video conference. According to TMZ and Radar Online, Portwood was not only accused of violating probation, but was also accused of committing two new crimes: felony battery and possession of a controlled substance. According to several reports, Portwood had too much to drink and hit someone while at a restaurant recently, which has now resulted in one of the new charges.
As for the possession charge, the reality personality's brother, Shawn, told our friends at E! Online earlier this week that when his sister missed a probation hearing, authorities went to her home. While there, they reportedly found some "old pills" in her purse that she couldn't show she had a prescription for.
According to the Herald Bulletin, Portwood testified that she has back issues and scoliosis, and that a doctor prescribed hydrocodone, which she said she abused. (It is not clear if the pills authorities found were hydrocodone.)
Sources also told TMZ that she failed to submit to drug tests on Dec. 16 and 19.
The paper also reports that Portwood said she felt exploited for her work on MTV's "Teen Mom." "I want to quit and I will," the Herald Bulletin quotes her as saying.
MTV did not have a comment.
Judge David Happe ordered her to remain in jail until at least Jan. 27. Shirley currently has custody of daughter Leah.
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